Kolkata: The ISL champions Atletico De Kolkata is in talks with Peru strilker Claudio Pizzaro as their marquee for the upcoming season which is scheduled to start from October 3. He last appeared for Peru against the Chile in the Copa America Semi Final which was played on last monday. “It is true that Pizzaro has been approached and we are working to rope in the Latin American striker,” said a source.
The 36-year-old Pizarro has been a regular for Peru since 1999 and has also led the side. He has also donned the jerseys of clubs like Chelsea and Werder Bremen and is the ninth highest goal-scorer in the history of Bundesliga with 176 goals.
Apart from Pizzaro, it is learnt that the ATK officials are in talks with former Czech striker Milan Baros and former Russia midfielder Andrey Arshavin also made the rounds but none were confirmed. Uruguayan Diego Forlan was also in talks with the Kolkata franchisee. The last date of confirming the marquee is July 31.